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What was your fasting blood glucose? (with some chat)

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by NewdestinyX, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Welcome to the forum @Gav-wxm Your readings are ok for a Type 2. NHS guidelines are that a T2 should have readings between 4-7 mmol/L before eating, and a rise of not more than 2 mmol/L two hours after eating.
     
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  2. Gav-wxm

    Gav-wxm · Member

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    Thanks for reply.
    Last night I was 6.8, it’s all new to me and to be honest It hasn’t really been explained to me by the doctors or nurses, the only thing I was told was to start dieting and watch my levels don’t drop below 4.4

    I started off with aching muscles, legs etc and blurred vision in bright lights.
    My muscles seem to be getting better but eyes still haven’t improved much, I had an eye test on Wednesday and optician couldn’t find anything wrong which is a bonus.

    I suffer a lot with anxiety so will be really pleased if my eyes clear up.
     
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  3. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    I suffer with it too. For me, blurred vision would increase my anxiety, which would make me think my vision was even more blurred, which would increase my anxiety even more ...

    Hug. :)
     
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  4. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Awwh not surprised she’s absolutely georgeous x
     
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  5. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We are all on next plane to Dublin it’s nearer than our other source in Germany!
     
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  6. Gav-wxm

    Gav-wxm · Member

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    SNAP!! I looked on google the other day about blurred eyes diabetes etc and after reading all the worst case scenarios it brought on a panic attack and 2 days off work on the sick ☹️

    The more stressed I get the worse my eyes are.
    I dont know about yourself but my vision is fine looking at objects that are not moving but anything that moves quickly I see as 1 big blurr
    A good example is: if something falls off the kitchen worktop, I would see it on the floor and on the worktop but in one blurred figure
     
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  7. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    I am not medically trained by any means. All I know is that if I were having blurred vision of any kind I would see my doctor. I would not be fasting. :)
     
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  8. Chronicle_Cat

    Chronicle_Cat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think SaskiaKC's idea of checking with your doctor about blurred vision is a good one. Although I haven't experienced it, sometimes it's a result of blood glucose levels changing and therefore affecting the shape of the eyeball. My best friend also a Type 2 had this - her sister-in-law who's an ophthalmologist said her vision would stabilize once her blood glucose stabilized at lower levels (which it did). However, I think it would be wise to tell your doctor.
     
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  9. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    @Cumberland not surprised you couldn’t resist the puppy. Adorable.

    @Debandez you could set up a nice little business with those rolls

    @Emma_369 hope you soon recover
     
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  10. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Every time I try and open Cumberlands attachment this is what I get not understanding it.

    Diabetes Forum • The Global Diabetes Community - Error
    You do not have permission to view this page or perform this action.
     
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  11. UserABC2021

    UserABC2021 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    The weather is unusually mild, todays temp was 15C althgough it started at 4C at 0900. Most of the work is pruning, or breaking up the soil in the borders. We are clay based here so a lot of mulch/compost gets turned into the clay and turning it over now gets it primed for planting in March. There is always the risk of late frosts or even snow in March/April, but the garden centre was busy today. I know we are further north than Calgary but thankfully we have the Gulf stream :)
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    @Chronicle_Cat

    We have bitter melon now and again. My wife buys it from Asian stores as a fresh vegetable. Looks like an ugly cucumber. But tastes very bitter as the name suggests.

    I bought some today, frozen. I did not know it had such properties. Is it true?
     
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  13. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Goodnight everyone sleep well
     
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    philchap1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Goodnight Karen and everyone
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Night phil x
     
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    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Goodnight, @karen8967 . I hope you will feel all better tomorrow.

    Goodnight @philchap1 and everyone.

    @Cumberland the KittenCat sends purrs to the puppy. ^. .^
     
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    Goodnight SaskiaKC
     
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  18. Chronicle_Cat

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    You're lucky, I remember being shocked when I saw palm trees on the island of Arran in Scotland (not typical of Scotland I know). The Gulf stream makes a huge difference to the UK's climate. The Great Lakes moderate our temperatures somewhat (we are warmer in the winter than the Canadian prairies & American midwest and cooler in the summer) but the effect is so much stronger with the Gulf stream. It seems to always effect the UK unlike the polar vortex which fortunately doesn't hit us every year.
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Morning all. It’s the weekend. No alarm set but still up at silly o’clock. BG was 4.6 and a day of walking football and long walks in the sun looms. Have a great weekend all.
     
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  20. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    4.3 for me have a great weekend everyone
     
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